Presentation by Beth Greenblatt, Beacon Integrated Solutions. "What is the role of financing in the ESCO performance contract model, and what are some innovative ways in which communities are doing this now?"
Metropolitan Area Planning Council Municipal Energy Efficiency Finance Workshop November 15, 2012
Buying Energy EfficiencyOptions and Considerations Identify energy efficiency solutions and self implement using Massachusetts procurement statutes M.G.L., ch. 149 or 30B. Participate in the Utility energy efficiency incentive programs for prescriptive and customer energy savings improvements. Engage in an energy savings performance contract with an ESCO under M.G.L., ch. 25A and implement comprehensive energy infrastructure upgrades. Slide 2
Financing Options for Energy Efficiency Operating and Capital Budgets QECB QZABGeneral Obligation Bond Tax Exempt Municipal Lease Permanent State USDA Community House Serial Notes Facility Slide 3
Performance Contracting Solution Creative financing method that leverages existing operating and energy budgets to implement turnkey building energy infrastructure solutions. Reinvestment of current energy dollars from operating budgets back into your buildings by leveraging the energy savings, guaranteed by the ESCO, to pay for the financing obligation. The borrowing, whether by lease or bond, is backstopped by the guarantee from the ESCO, not by additional tax revenues. Slide 4
Creative Structuring with PC Optimize external incentive programs and internal capital to enhance performance contracting comprehensiveness. Execute inter-municipal agreements to enable municipalities to invest in energy efficiency in schools operated by regional school districts. Seek additional municipal capital beyond a self funding program to early retire aged and inefficient energy infrastructure under a comprehensive design- build program. Slide 5
Thank You Beacon Integrated Solutions Beth S. Greenblatt Managing Director P.O. Box 320325 Boston, MA 02132 617-469-2172 www.beacon-llc.com Slide 6